Monday, June 27, 2011

A new kitchen for under $50!

I feel like I have a new kitchen! Like I shared with you last week my kids were in VBS each morning, so I took advantage of the opportunity to do a little kitchen update. Literally, since we've moved in--almost 7 years ago--I've wanted my kitchen to be green. Then I heard a green kitchen makes you eat more, so I didn't move forward with that idea. Now, years later, I've decided I really don't care if that's true or not, I want my kitchen to be green! And now it is! :)

Have I held you in suspense long enough?! Here are some pictures of the new and improved green kitchen.

Before:

Things to notice:
- The white walls 
- The chair cushions

After: 


Before:
Things to notice: 
- The corner counter on the left side of the stove


After:


If you want to see the close up picture on the counter I already posted, you can see it here

The updates you can't 'see':
-The floor behind the fridge is all clean now
-The area around the floor boards and windows is now clean
-The trim is freshly painted white (again)
-The area about the counters, microwave and on top of the fridge are clean and spider web free

So here's the price breakdown on my little update:

-Paint and Supplies: $20
-New chair cushions: $28 for 4
-New utensil, knife and spice racks (can't remember, but approximate $20). We bought them nearly a year ago at IKEA. Since I already had them on hand, I did not include them in the price breakdown because it didn't affect our current budget to add them.

Total price: $48

I love it! I feel like it's made such a difference. The color does make the room feel a little darker, but that's okay. The color just makes everything look new though and it feels clean. I must say though, my favorite part is my extra counter space created by the IKEA organizers. Wish I would've hung those a year ago! ;)

A few changes I'm still hoping to make:
-New handles or doorknobs or these.
-Update: After talking to some friends, I might do black/dark knobs...thoughts?
Which do you like? Should we do some handles and some knobs? What would you do?

-A new plant in the corner (since it totally clashes now with the paint!)

-Clear off the refrigerator. I think a clean fridge makes a kitchen look cleaner, but it's so hard to keep that way! I'll be working on that one soon though.

What do you think?

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10 comments:

  1. The green color really makes it. Congratulations.

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  2. This looks great!
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  5. the green makes the kitchen look warmer and more inviting now! Great job!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  6. Love that color and love the price!! You inspired me to maybe tackle our kitchen someday! Just wanted to say hi and thanks for stopping by the blog hop! I'm following you back now. Looking forward to reading more! :) -Sarah http://whereeverafter.blogspot.com

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  7. I love that pain color! Great choice! (and what a great price!)

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  8. It looks so much more elegant with the new color!

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  9. Sensational! I love it! The green looks so calm.

    Thank you for linking up to Diminishing Lucy's Drab to Fab...

    xx

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